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Computing Rationale
To participate and make informed decisions in today's world, all citizens require technological and information literacy skills that include the ability to gather, process, and manipulate data. These skills are now as essential as traditional numeracy and literacy.

UK and the rest of the world are becoming highly computer-literate societies with a large percentage of businesses and households connected to the information super highway. Computer technology and the information highway are also providing new opportunities for learning. Now a candidate in remote or rural part can have the same access to resources as a candidate in a large urban centre.

Information Technology Training within the information technology industry can be extensive, and many information technology programs can lead to a diverse set of career options. An information technology programme allow professionals to work in the field as IT Managers, Office Administrators, Department Managers and Access Database Administration. Computer Science With the rapid developments in technology, advances in technology, and new computer systems and programs launched daily, computer science programme offer many attractive career opportunities in technology and information management. Organisations of all sizes are looking for skilled professionals who hold a computer science programme for a variety of critical projects including networking, technical applications, and developing efficient programs and applications. The advantage of computer science is it touches a number of
Programming A computer programming programme allow candidates to work in a diverse industry within the information technology environments. Computer programmers are in high demand in today's technologically advancing industries, and candidates undertaking the computer programming course will receive formal, hands-on computer programming training that is necessary Database Database programs offer candidates a chance to pursue a career in the theoretical and practical aspects of database development process. The field of database has grown considerably with the advances in technology and the internet, and many database engineers are involved with implementation of new databases, and staying ahead of market trends.
Graphic Design Graphic design candidates create visually captivating solutions to effectively convey information. The creative output of graphic designers can be seen all around us, from newspapers to television to the internet. Web Design Web designers are involved with a variety of graphics and web development projects as the need for Internet web pages and technology skills is growing rapidly. Web designers may be involved with managing multimedia files, creating dynamic content, coding HTML, and implementing attractive website layouts and designs.
Networking Network administration is the set of procedures and processes used to maintain and coordinate computer and telecommunication networks. A network management engineer may be involved with a variety of tasks that help to configure, maintain and optimise the standard processes of each network. They are also involved with monitoring resources and ensuring that each area is running efficiently and effectively. Network administrators and computer systems coordinators are PC Engineering/Cabling With the rapid growth and advancement in the field of computers and information technology, the need for skilled computer repair technicians is rising across all industries. From game development companies to industrial corporations, computer repair technicians are needed to troubleshoot computer systems, manage computer peripherals, and help with installation and setup of a variety of programs and computer hardware.
Data Analytics Data analytics enable organisations to connect data to detect opportunities. Business intelligence from corporate data management leads to better decisions and efficient operations. Data analytics is the science of analysing data to make informed decisions. The massive use of technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), social media, drones, house appliances has led to large volumes of data generated every second. This means data is generated is produced as an unprecedented exponential rate. This constant supply and generation of data has resulted in the emergence of big data. The question is, how big is big data?

Business Rationale

Why study business?

Forget the cynics, a Business programme is important. The role of business is to make the world a better place for everyone - creating wealth and well-being, prosperity, jobs and choices.

There is a strong argument that in the future everyone will need to have had a business education. Whatever you do in your professional life, the chances are that it will involve some ‘business’. Scientists, engineers, even artists, will inevitably have to understand at least the basics of business, and probably a lot more.

Business services are essential to every British business, either as a core activity or as a support to the core activities. Business services can be internally or externally provided to a business. Business services are those activities which bind an organisation together, enable it to function and connect it to its customers and community. As such, ‘Business Services’ represents both an industry sector (comprising those firms which provide a business service to other companies) and an occupational grouping (comprising those workers in all industries who are providing a business service within their own company).

Business services include management and administration; human resource management; sales marketing and advertising; and accounting and finance. In 2005, the financial services alone employed 1.1 million people across UK. The business services workforce is the second largest cross-industry occupational group in UK. While the total number of business service workers has remained fairly steady since the early 1990s, the size of the workforce ensures that the sector will provide current and future college candidates with employment opportunities. It is likely that employers will require higher-level skills and place a greater emphasis on formal programmes.

Accounting An accounting programme offer candidates a chance to learn the key skills and fundamental formulas for financial management. An accounting career can lead to working in corporate accounting, management accounting, government auditing, and internal auditing. Many accountants may choose to work as independent contractors where they Computerised Accounting Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are financial recordkeepers. They update and maintain accounting records, including those which calculate expenditures, receipts, accounts payable and receivable, and profit and loss. These workers have a wide range of skills from full-charge bookkeepers who can maintain an entire company’s books to accounting clerks who handle specific tasks. All of these clerks make numerous
Finance Finance is the most encompassing of all business enterprises. To understand finance you must know about the entire business, indeed the entire economy. The Financial system (or the economy) is composed of consumers, manufacturers, distributors. These groups need money to purchase products and services. One way of looking at Finance is that it is getting the money to purchase these goods and services. Business Economics Economists study how society distributes resources, such as land, labor, raw materials, and machinery, to produce goods and services. They may conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, or develop forecasts. Economists research a wide variety of issues including energy costs, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, business cycles, taxes, and employment levels, among others.
Project Management Project management is an essential element of operations in today’s advancing, team-based business industries, and project management training allow professionals to plan, execute, and coordinate a variety of projects. Project management programs give candidates fundamental skills in using methodology and processes to reach Management Leadership and communication skills are becoming increasingly important in today’s competitive global marketplace, and most organisations need strong leaders who can develop and manage projects, lead teams, and initiate business strategies. Successful organisations invest in employees with a business management programme in order to manage employees, negotiate
Human Resource Management The human resources department of a business or corporations is responsible for hiring, firing, and career development of employees. Professional human resources managers take the steps to organise employee functions, ensure personnel and management standards are followed, adhere to national labour guidelines, and manage all staffing needs of the organisation. They may also be involved with developing compensation, personnel, and benefits policies. Business Administration A business administration programme can lead to many attractive career opportunities in today’s competitive business world, and hundreds of companies are looking for highly-skilled professionals who can lead and supervise their teams. The business administration course is designed to provide a strong foundation of communications, problem solving, and leadership skills for the business setting. Account managers and team leaders, executives who are in charge of various departments, and supervisors in the e-commerce sector are just a few options that can lead to a successful career in the field.
Marketing Marketing has quickly become an interdisciplinary career path in the business industry, and a marketing programme can open up many doors in advertising, media, and sales industries. The marketing course is built upon a wide range of areas including market analysis, advertising, public relations, and brand management. While the scope of marketing Administrative Assistant As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the office professional has greatly evolved. Office automation and organisational restructuring have led secretaries and administrative assistants to assume responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff. In spite of these changes, however, the core responsibilities for secretaries and

Secretarial As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the office professional has greatly evolved. Office automation and organisational restructuring have led secretaries and administrative assistants to assume responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff. In spite of these changes, however, the core responsibilities for secretaries and Hospitality Management A hospitality career is a valuable opportunity for candidates interested in obtaining top management and tourism positions in the hospitality industry. The field is diverse and can encompass a variety of businesses including casinos, resorts, hotels, and restaurants. The diploma provides fundamental hospitality training required for entering the

Travel & Tourism As the travel, leisure, and tourism industry continues to grow, the demand for professional managers and service workers is also expected to rise. Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the world. Job opportunities in hospitality management require at least an Advanced Diploma in hospitality management, as this can further enhance an employees skills and professional development. Resorts and hotels in particular offer many options for those with a hospitality programme. Jobs in this field can be stressful and fast-paced; they require quick problem-solving skills and a strong background in customer service.

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